Thank you!

Thank you to the makers, volunteers, partners, sponsors, attendees, and supporters for participating in the first Salt Lake City Mini Maker Faire. Over 1500 people helped make this a great day. Onward and upward!

One more day!

The Salt Lake City Maker Faire is tomorrow! If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, get on it! http://slcmakerfaire.com/tickets

For those of you that have already purchased tickets (smart you!), check in at the main Faire ticketing booth on 200 East next to Library Square and exchange your ticket for a wristband. Then you can come and go as you please throughout the day.

Tickets will be $9-15 at the door.

 

Learn more about the Faire…with 3D live people!

Five more days until amazing! It’s nice to have met many of you before the event. We are having a few more informational gatherings if you’d like to learn more.

Tuesday at 7:00pm at Library Square by the waterfall

This is for general information and to answer any specific questions from makers and volunteers. It’s also a chance to meet each other. If you’ve attended an information session before, have received answers to all of your questions, and don’t want to see our happy faces, then you don’t need to attend. Otherwise, we’ll see you there.

Thursday at 6:00pm at Library Square by the waterfall

This will be for general information for makers and volunteers and maybe an opportunity for volunteers to meet their team leader and get specifics about volunteer duties. Again, if you’d like to learn about volunteering, please show up. You’ll be joining an impressive group of volunteers. Janice, our volunteer manager, will be available to help volunteers sign up for a shift.

To sign up to volunteer, please go to Volunteers.

For tickets, go to Tickets.

Learn to Solder at the Faire

Step 1 of all projects involving soldering is to get comfortable with soldering!

Come learn the basics at the Salt Lake City Mini Maker Faire. We’ll have Make robot blinky light pins available for learning…they’re a fun and simple way to add soldering to your list of skills. And you have a cool pin to show off.

The Learn to Solder booth will be available throughout the day, but come make your pin early so you can wear it around!

 

 

Caine’s Arcade and the Global Cardboard Challenge

We’re hosting a Cardboard Challenge at the Salt Lake City Maker Faire as part of the Caine’s Arcade Global Cardboard Challenge. Build and share your own cardboard arcade game!

Additional details will be posted to our website this week, so stay tuned. We’re also looking for a few volunteers and sponsors to help with this fun event-within-an-event. Please go to our volunteer page to sign up.

If you aren’t familiar with Caine and his arcade, check out the most recent Caine’s Arcade video by Nirvan Mullick about this creative and entrepreneurial boy and the creative inspiration for cardboard arcades around the world.

More photos from Maker Faire

Here are some more photos from Maker Faire Bay Area (one of the flagship events) to get everyone geared up for the Salt Lake City Mini Maker Faire.

Come meet your fellow Salt Lake City makers and share your new projects!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maker Faire Bay Area

 

 

Do-it-yourself at Maker Camp…free, fun, virtual, and no mosquitos!

Maker Camp, sponsored by MAKE magazine, is a virtual summer camp for teens, with a focus on creating, building, and discovering. Learn a new project every day and share your results with your friends and the rest of the world! The program runs online through August 24.

Check out Maker Camp here. If you’re participating, send us a link to your camper Google+ page and we’ll send you a discount code for tickets to the Salt Lake City Maker Faire on October 6 at Library Square.

What a weekend

Here are some things we saw at 2012 Bay Area Maker Faire: